ubuntu software center frozen trying to install DROPBOX

Asked by tina on 2014-09-14

I am a new Linux/Ubuntu user. A friend told me it was better than Windows 7, so I installed it and when I got to the Ubuntu Software center and tried to install DROPBOX it got to 95% and has been FROZEN there forever

What I want to know is how do I kill the process?

I have Ubuntu 12.04.04

Evidently it isn't going to install DROPBOX, so I need to kill it because until I do, I cant install anything else while this process is running?

I AM A NEWBIE......SO PLEASE ANSWER WITH INSTRUCTIONS FOR AN UBUNTU IDIOT! :)

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2014-09-14
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2014-09-14

An OS isn't outright better than another. An OS is a tool for a job. People waning to play the latest games will want to use Windows as that is what their games are made for. Many people dual boot for this reason. Ubuntu is not always the answer.

If you press CTRL + ALT + T and run :

sudo apt-get update; sudo apt-get install nautilus-dropbox

What is the full output?

When you type your password you will get no feedback but the input is being accepted

tina (atctinak) said : #3

HERE IS WHAT I HAVE ON MY TERMINAL. AS YOU CAN SEE AT THE BOTTOM, THE TERMINAL NEVER CAME BACK TO tina@old:$ when I go to the Ubuntu Software Center and look for installed apps, DropBox is there now, but this terminal has NEVER finished I don't think

tina@old:~$ sudo apt-get update
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Reading package lists... Done
tina@old:~$ sudo apt-get install nautilus-dropbox
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
The following NEW packages will be installed:
  nautilus-dropbox
0 upgraded, 1 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
Need to get 0 B/94.1 kB of archives.
After this operation, 370 kB of additional disk space will be used.
Selecting previously unselected package nautilus-dropbox.
(Reading database ... 231927 files and directories currently installed.)
Unpacking nautilus-dropbox (from .../nautilus-dropbox_0.7.1-2_i386.deb) ...
Processing triggers for hicolor-icon-theme ...
Processing triggers for desktop-file-utils ...
Processing triggers for bamfdaemon ...
Rebuilding /usr/share/applications/bamf.index...
Processing triggers for gnome-menus ...
Processing triggers for man-db ...
Setting up nautilus-dropbox (0.7.1-2) ...

Dropbox is the easiest way to share and store your files online. Want to learn more? Head to http://www.dropbox.com/

Downloading Dropbox... 100%

Then maybe the Dropbox site is having issues. Try a little later.

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